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Corfu (city)

Corfu (city)
NameCorfu
Name LocalΚέρκυρα
Image SkylineCorfuTownView.JPG
Caption SkylineCorfu, as seen from the New Fortress.
City FlagFlag of Corfu.png
Lat Deg39
Lat Min37
Lon Deg19
Lon Min55
Elevation Min0
Elevation Max10
Map CaptionLocation within the peripheral unit
PeriphIonian Islands
PeriphunitCorfu
MunicipalityCorfu
Population As Of2001
Pop Municunit39487
Area Municunit41.905
Postal Code491 xx
Area Code26610
LicenceΚΥ

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Corfu ( - Kérkyra) is a city and a former municipality on the island of Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Corfu, of which it is a municipal unit. It is the capital of the island and of the Corfu peripheral unit. The city also serves as a capital for the periphery of the Ionian Islands. The city (pop. 28,185 in 2001) is a major tourist attraction, and has played an important role since the 8th century. The city has become known as a Kastropolis (Castle City) because of its two castles. In 2007, the old town of the city was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The municipal unit of Corfu city has a land area of 41.905 km2 (16.2 sqmi) and a total population of 39,487 inhabitants. Besides the city of Corfu/Kérkyra, its largest other towns are Kanáli (pop. 3,556), Potamós (2,365), Kontokáli (1,616), Alepoú (1,606), and Gouviá (952).


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